ID16: Deciduous hardwood forests of temperate areas: ecosystem services


  • Full Title

    Deciduous broadleaf forests of European temperate areas: ecosystem services regarding to forest planning

  • Scheduled

    Monday, 2022-09-12
    13:30 - 15:00

  • Co-Conveners

    Albert Fekete and Joao Azevedo

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

  • Keywords

    hardwood forests, biodiversity, livelihoods, anthropogenic activity, sustainable development


There are two types of natural temperate forests located in the middle latitudes: evergreen forests and deciduous forests. At present, anthropogenic global warming has led to a gradual increase in temperature and the maintenance of rainfall in temperate regions, favouring the forest expansion. However, there are notable nuances, mainly, a significant decrease in precipitation as snow and the shorter duration of the cold season. In this context, on the one hand, different oak species dominate many of these forests, playing an essential role in maintaining biodiversity and people's livelihoods, as well as regulating ecosystem services; on the other hand, broadleaf deciduous forests are under pressure due to: climate change, land-use alteration, forest fragmentation, and the change by fastest growing tree species. Despite a widespread human activity we can find outstanding examples of natural forests in different temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and America. Our session aims to assess the ecosystem services regarding to forest planning always by means of sustainable development.

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